Combined use of transesophageal echocardiography and endocardial mapping to localize the site of origin of ectopic atrial tachycardia

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Abstract

  • The results of surgical ablation of ectopic atrial tachycardia are related to the ability to localize accurately the site of origin of the arrhythmia.1,2 Since induction of anesthesia may terminate automatic atrial arrhythmias and preclude intraoperative mapping,1,2 careful preoperative endocardial mapping of the sequence of atrial activation is essential. We describe the pre- and intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography combined with endocardial catheter mapping to localize the site of origin of ectopic atrial tachycardia. © 1990.
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    Author List

  • Kay GN; Holman WL; Nanda NC
  • Start Page

  • 1284
  • End Page

  • 1286
  • Volume

  • 65
  • Issue

  • 18